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Tony

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I do like using hop flowers but they block my pump.

They have a great flavour but they block my pump.

They give me trouble every time i use them!!! But i like using them.

So what to do??????

I made a nice little Stainless steel mesh false bottom for my 50 liter kettle and it worked great. The hop flowers sat on the mesh and the beer filteres through no worries.

I now use an old 18gal keg to boil 50 liter batches and they dont have the nice round base in them and the little false bottom doesnt work. :angry:

I had plans to make a Bohemien Pils and got 4 2005 crop SAAZ plugs from Marks Home Brew in Newcastle. These would finnish up a big SAAZ pellet hop bill.

I built a Stainless mesh basket that sits inside my internal chiller and it worked a treat. The hop Flowers broke up and were rolling around in the boil no worries.

here are some pics. Its SS mesh, no idea what pitch mesh it is, i found it in an old obsolete equipment dump at work.

I threaded it together with A strand of copper wire.

cheers
 

Ross

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Tony,

Looks good, but one of your filter socks would work just as well - I've got mine suspended on a hook from above the kettle, works a treat...

cheers Ross
 

Tony

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yeah thinking i might try one of those next.

I like to have those hops running free but will give it a go.

its only good for flowers, the pelets will go right through this.

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Darren

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Tony,
Looks good to me. The extra movement of hops in that thing could only be beneficial. Well done.
Now to find the time to make one.
cheers
Darren
 

tangent

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what a great idea!
now, where to find mesh....
 

warrenlw63

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Tony.

I've got a dirty great big piece of the same stuff sitting over a container of ageing (3 1/2 year old) Goldings flowers I've been saving for a future Lambic or Flanders Red with a brick on top :lol: .

Think I know what I'll do with the mesh when I finally make the Lambic (or Flanders Red). :beerbang:

Warren -
 

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